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The $50 million Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) is a world-class facility highlighting Mississippi artists and celebrating the contributions of arts and entertainment entrepreneurs in every artistic discipline. The MAX is a statewide asset with a mission to recognize and honor legendary artists through hands-on exhibits that visually, auditorily, and kinesthetically educate, inform, and entertain every visitor.

The MAX is an experience unlike any other. Want to play a role in inspiring tomorrow’s artists? View the job listings below to begin your story with us.

The Museum Educator is a part-time position under the supervision of the Director of Communications + Programs. The Educator is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and curating educational programs designed for adults and teenagers. The Educator is a creative, energetic, and innovative individual with the ability to communicate effectively, research thoroughly, and collaborate successfully with a team to provide and create engaging and educational programs for the MAX’s diverse audience.



  • Designs and implements museum programming, including, but not limited to, MAXStudio, and. Assists where necessary for MAXSpeaks.
  • Manages, maintains, and oversees fine art studio spaces.
  • Builds relationships with artists and organizations of all artistic disciplines from around the state in order to create and promote successful museum programming.
  • Collaborates with the curatorial department and youth educator to create engaging programs based on exhibits.
  • Organizes and schedules studio classes, artist demonstrations, and workshops.
  • Works with Volunteer Coordinator to identify and train appropriate volunteers for studio programs.
  • Creates community partnerships, events, and programming that meet the needs of Meridian, its surrounding areas, and the state.
  • Designs engaging and beneficial arts-related programming for high school and college students.
  • Works with key development staff members to capitalize on opportunities for successful fundraising for the education department.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Arts, Art History, or a related field.

Demonstrated knowledge and ability in fine art studio practices and management.

Prior supervisory experience.

A demonstrated ability to organize, develop, and implement programming.

At least two years’ experience in fine art, performing art, or music setting.

Proficiency in collaboration and delegation of duties.

Strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities.

Exceptional interpersonal skills; friendly and professional demeanor.



  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. to move art materials and set up outreach projects, including tents.
  • Must be available to work some nights and weekends
  • Certifications/Licenses:
    • Requirements: Current, valid Driver’s license.
  • Additional Position Information:
    • Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.


Interested candidate should send a cover letter and resume via email to or deliver to:

Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience

2118 Front Street, Meridian, MS 39301

Mailing Address: PO Box 148, Meridian, MS 39302



The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) is seeking experienced, reliable, and task-oriented individuals to provide excellent customer service to patrons of The MAX.  The part-time Visitor Services Associates will be responsible for selling tickets and memberships at the Admissions Desk as well as selling merchandise in the Museum Store.

Essential Functions

  • Provide a welcoming environment and excellent customer service to patrons.
  • Sell tickets and memberships and other educational services.
  • Process retail sales and complete cash register transactions.
  • Use point of sale (POS) software to sell tickets and merchandise, look up inventory, and balance cash drawers at end of shift.
  • Answer phones and questions in a knowledgeable and friendly manner.
  • Respond in a friendly manner to visitor complaints and concerns.
  • Assist Manager with monitoring merchandise inventory, ticketing, stocking shelves, and taking care of other supplies and equipment.
  • Have ability to be trained for other related functions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two or more years of experience in retail or customer services/guest services
  • Experience in cash handling and working with complex ticketing systems is highly desired.
  • Ability to orient group tours and school tours and speak in front of large groups
  • Responsibility, friendliness, proper grooming, and honesty in handling cash and credit transactions
  • Availability to work a part-time, flexible schedule
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds and stand for long periods of time

Interested candidates should stop by The MAX at 2155 Front Street in Meridian, Mississippi to obtain and complete an application or send a cover letter and résumé via email to or deliver to:

Human Resources
2155 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

In order to inspire tomorrow's artists to follow their dreams, The MAX is seeking proposals from talented art instructors in all art forms, from drawing and ceramics to poetry and acting.

Dedicated to celebrating and honoring the lives and works of talented Mississippians who have touched the lives of so many around the world, The MAX – the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience – showcases Mississippi’s legacy in every area of the arts, honors Mississippi's worldwide legends in arts and entertainment, and inspires tomorrow's artists to follow their own creative passions.

The MAX includes a recording studio and two fine arts studios equipped with materials for ceramics study and space to facilitate all fine arts practices.

The MAX seeks qualified instructors, as independent contractors, to teach art classes for children and adults that encourage self-expression and creativity. Instructors must possess an enthusiasm for teaching, extensive experience within their specialized art discipline, classroom management skills, and experience preparing class materials and implementing lesson plans. Candidates should be willing to challenge, engage, and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect.

Applicants will be assessed on their breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities.


  • Commitment to The MAX's mission of providing quality arts education to members of the community
  • A bachelor's degree in an art discipline (or an art education degree for children's classes)
  • Ability to design and implement lesson plans that follow the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards for arts
  • Ability and willingness to promote classes
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of people
  • Knowledge of various learning styles and curriculum design

Proposals should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A résumé or CV showing formal training, exhibitions, and awards
  • Three professional references
  • A portfolio of professional artwork (electronic preferred)
  • Brief class proposals that include cost of materials, your facilitation fee, time frame needed to facilitate, and length of series. Consider offering unique courses that challenge you as an instructor and your students as artists. Emphasize the skills and knowledge your students can expect to obtain from the course.

Please direct the above application materials to the Adult Educator at

This combined position of security and maintenance requires a reliable individual who provides security and maintenance services for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX).  This includes all MAX properties (buildings, grounds and security) in order to provide a safe, secure and clean environment.

Essential Functions

  • Provide general maintenance of lighting, electrical, carpentry, and light plumbing
  • Provide grounds maintenance (lawn, patio, trees, shrubs, flowers, etc.)
  • Use basic hand tools for repair and installations and operation of fork lift, scissor lift and other major equipment
  • Assist with setup/teardown of tables/chairs/equipment for special events
  • Maintain maintenance equipment and supplies
  • Must be available for flexible schedules after hours and weekends
  • Serve as Security Guard as needed for assigned shifts, helping to preserve the safety of staff, visitors and The MAX
  • Assist housekeepers with tasks as needed
  • Greet, assist and interact with a variety of people, including employees, visitors, contractors, vendors, etc.
  • Enforce rules and regulations in areas as needed; escort visitors when needed
  • Respond to all alarms and other emergency situations; maintains records and makes reports as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma, GED or high school equivalency diploma
  • One year of experience in a facility where customers, visitors or patients are served (museum’ hotel/motel, hospital)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operational and maintenance instructions, blueprints, building schematics and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports
  • Friendliness, proper grooming, and honesty
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. or more

Interested candidates should stop by The MAX at 2155 Front Street in Meridian, Mississippi to obtain and complete an application or send a cover letter and résumé via email to or deliver to:

Human Resources
2155 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) is seeking reliable individuals to provide housekeeping services.

Essential Functions

  • Sweep, scrub, mop, and polish floors.
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets and rugs.
  • Dust and polish furniture and fixtures.
  • Empty and clean trash containers.
  • Dispose of trash in a sanitary manner.
  • Clean all public and staff restrooms.
  • Maintain all cleaning equipment and supplies in a safe and sanitary working condition.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency diploma
  • One year of experience in a facility where customers, visitors, or patients are served (museum, hotel/motel, hospital)
  • Friendliness, proper grooming, and honesty
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

Interested candidates should stop by The MAX at 2155 Front Street in Meridian, Mississippi to obtain and complete an application or send a cover letter and résumé via email to or deliver to:

Human Resources
2155 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, non-job-related disability, or marital status.

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